PRSA Health Academy call for papers
Quinnipiac University and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Health Academy announced the third annual PRSA Health Academy Paper Competition. The purpose of the competition is to encourage applied research of value to public relations professionals. The winner of the competition will present his/her paper at the PRSA Health Academy Spring Conference to be held April 27-29, 2011 in Washington D.C. In addition, the winner will receive a $250 cash award and will be reimbursed for transportation and one night's lodging.
Papers might address such issues as hospital public relations, pharmaceutical public relations, medical public relations, health relations, insurance public relations or current trends in healthcare public relations. Papers may be submitted by professionals, doctoral students/candidates, master's students/candidates or faculty members of any rank. Papers may be solo-authored or co-authored. (Cash and reimbursement will be provided to lead author). Papers should be between 15-30 pages (including references), double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point point including references. Papers should be prepared using APA style. Papers may be reports of original research or essays. Papers will be judged by a panel of reviewers including academics and members of the PRSA Health Academy Executive Committee. Among the factors judges will consider: usefulness of the paper to working professionals, clarity, writing quality and contribution to the public relations body of knowledge.
The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2010. All papers should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word and sent to Dr. Kurt Wise, APR, Chair, Public Relations Department, School of Communications, Quinnipiac University. Identification material should not be included in the body of the paper. Identification of authors and contact information should be included only in email messages and cover sheet. The winner will be announced by February, 2011. All questions should be directed to Dr. Wise.